When it comes to choosing from the many Caribbean hotels available, there is one that looks like a lot of fun and that is the Atlantis on Nassau's Paradise Island. This stunning Caribbean beach resort is based on the theme of the legendary Atlantis. If you've ever wanted to add a little bit of fantasy to your vacation and step into another world, this is the place to go.
The Atlantis Attractions
The main attraction at Atlantis is the 63 acre water park called “Adventure. " This water attraction is one of the largest in the world and no other Caribbean hotels have anything like it. It consists of water slides and a mile long river ride that you can explore on colorful inner tubes.
You'll go through rapids and waves that take you through the resort. The unique thing about this water ride is that once you're in your inner tube, you don't ever have to leave it. Adventure's technology moves you along with the power of water alone.
At the center of the complex is the “Power Tower". This “Tower" has four thrilling water slides and uses jets of water to move you up and down the slides at breath taking speeds. The Power Tower is 120 feet tall, making it twice as high as the Mayan Temple also situated on the resort's property. The Power Tower's slides include:
* The Abyss; a 200 foot body slide.
* The Drop; which starts at the river and brings you along through the Tower while you're in your inner tube and then drops you down through the center of the Tower.
* The Falls; consisting of a 58 foot drop.
* The Surge; starts at the very top of the Tower and takes you up and down camel back drops before plunging you into the water.
* The Current; the mile long river ride.
* Climber's Rush; combining rock climbing and a tidal wave pool.
Shark filled lagoons, lush tropical jungles and exciting water slides are a part of the Mayan Temple. This fantastic structure combines the mystery of the pyramids in the jungles of Mexico with the fun of a water park.
Other Caribbean hotels do not have this attraction - the Atlantis hotel has “Dolphin Cay", one of the largest dolphin habitats in the world. There are also interactive coves where you can get close to the dolphins. At the Royal Towers, you will find the Ruins Lagoon aquarium.
This aquarium is set up with many Atlantean “artifacts" and views of tropical fish that most people would never get a chance to see. Atlantis also has five other Lagoons that offer spectacular views of sharks, sting rays and rare tropical fish.
Atlantis has an extensive sports center which includes a weight room, lap pool and pro shop. The Ocean Club has a lovely course for the golfing enthusiast. If you're traveling with the kids, sign them up for the Atlantis Kids Club. The Morning and Afternoon Escapes are for kids 3-5 years old, and the Evening Escape is for kids 3- 12.
Their Aqua Tots offers your toddlers the opportunity feed the fish, but be sure to register your child early, only five children are selected on a daily basis for this experience. Keep in mind that on all the rides and the Aqua Tots that there are height restrictions involved. Your child has to be at least 48 inches tall to participate. Do other Caribbean hotels offer all of these attractions? Quite possibly not.
Passport Issues When Visiting Caribbean Hotels
Don't let the new passport requirements get you down either. Other Caribbean hotels offer amenities, but the Atlantis goes above and beyond. For a short time Atlantis is offering to pay for your family's passports. Call the resort or visit their interactive website for more details.
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